philistine

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Synonyms for philistine

Synonyms for philistine

Synonyms for philistine

a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

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With the collaboration of so many scholars, each a specialist in his particular field, they have presented a vivid picture of the last days of Philistine Ashkelon.
According to ancient Egyptian sources, the Philistines were one of several groups of seafaring raiders that migrated into southern Canaan--possibly from Crete--at the end of the Bronze Age, around the 12th century BCE.
We can glimpse this from the actions of the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead, who later risked their lives to give Saul a decent burial after the Philistines put his remains on display (I Sam.
In the Bible, Samson's strength is captured by the seductive Delilah, who ultimately cuts the man's long hair and facilitates his imprisonment by the Philistines.
Waves of the Philistines settled in Palestine during the early rule of Egypt's 20th Dynasty.
Perhaps some of Saunders Lewis' works should be compulsory reading in the council chamber, especially his play Buched Garmon, in which Garmon is told by Emrys Wledig, that Wales is a vineyard given into our care, but look, already the Philistines are trampling on it.
Whilst not having been in use for some time, this 110-year-old building has been left fallow by the philistines of the council for several years to the point whereby it is now a roost for the pigeons of Wallsend.
Let us get some real pressure put on these shortsighted Philistines and get the Neptune back where it belongs, at the heart of our regional culture.
As Derek Wood argues, scholars "driven by an unqualified admiration for Milton and Samson" deny the brute and graphic violence that closes the Samson's saga, and argue that the "horror" of the violence against the Philistines are "a human imaging of God's might .
Call us philistines but this is not our idea of a good Saturday night in.
Snobby John Di Folco, editor of Art Works magazine, said: "The doughty denizens of Dysart have certainly set themselves up as hot contenders for this year's Philistines Oscar.
Over the course of the work he examines material markers of ethnicity, including four room houses and plain pottery as examples of an egalitarian ethos; interactions with the Philistines as drivers of Israelite state formation and urbanization; evidence of Israelite identity prior to interactions with the Philistines; and issues of ethnic geographic distribution.
Sandy-colored lighting accompanied the Bacchanale, while blood-red lighting bathed the shrieks of the dying Philistines.
In the Markan cycle this Old Testament pericope is matched with two miracle stories, one from Tyre, the region of the ancient Philistines (Mark 7:24), the other in the area of the Decapolis (ten towns).
ISAAC lived among the Philistines, who proved to be awkward neighbours.